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What is a Certified Professional Organizer®?

About Certified Professional Organizers (CPO®)

 Certified Professional Organizers (CPOs) have proven industry proficiency by demonstrating they possess the body of knowledge and experience essential to professional organizing and productivity consulting.

The CPO® credential identifies professional organizers who’ve documented a specific number of paid hours that include transferring organizing skills to the client, and passed the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO®) examination. The credential provides the organizing and productivity industry a way to elevate its professional standards.


Why Hire a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO)®?

CPOs embody a professional ideal that includes a proven level of knowledge, an ethical approach, and requisite experience. Professional organizers who have successfully completed the steps of becoming a CPO® have shown they are committed and serious about their work. By maintaining CPO® status, they are demonstrating a strong commitment to ethics and education.

All CPOs have agreed to adhere to the BCPO® Code of Ethics for Certified Professional Organizers®. This enhances individual performance because CPOs are held accountable to the Code in more than one way. CPOs made aware of an act or omission of another CPO® in violation of the Code are required to report it to the Professional Practices Committee. Complaints may also be filed by the public.


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The CPO® Accreditation Status

BCPO® follows the accreditation guidelines set forth by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). CPO® is the only professional organizing credential that follows the NCCA accreditation guidelinesBCPO® is in the process of qualifying for full accreditation. The rigorous BCPO® standards and criteria will continually improve the practices and core competencies of the organizing and productivity industry.


For more information about the CPO® Program, click on the BCPO® logo to access our Handbook!
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